Located at www.VisualCV.com, this Beta service is free, easy to use, can be customized, and puts you in control of your career. I found out about this site through www.CollegeGrad.com. VisualCV is unique because you present your Curriculum Vitae (CV) online. This feature replaces the traditional resume with an online professional profile. It is also the first website that allows you to create an Internet-based resume; build and manage an integrated online career portfolio; and securely share professional qualifications with your customers, partners, employers, and colleagues. Use VisualCV for professional networking, job searching, business development, and personal brand management.
With VisualCV, you can use optional video to showcase your presentation skills. It also allows you to incorporate images, charts, and audio to highlight work samples and performance. Informational popups provide instant data about employers, colleges, and universities. And you can even embed letters of recommendation, diplomas, and certificates of awards. Upload documents such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, slideshows, and plain-text. You can also upload images such as JPG, GIF, and PNG for charts, photos, and graphics. And let’s not stop here. What about videos like You Tube, Flickr, and more? You can also incorporate audio and hyperlinks such as Face book, Blogger, and My space to your VisualCV.
After you have completed work on your personalized VisualCV, you have the option to keep your document as Public – Internet, Controlled Sharing, or Offline. With the Public -Internet option, anyone can view your public VisualCV as well as see it in search results. With the Controlled Sharing option, you have one-to-one private sharing with employers, recruiters, invited groups, other VisualCV members, and email recipients. In other words, they must have your permission in order to see your VisualCV. With the final option of Offine, you keep your VisualCV offline as you create and enrich them, then set the appropriate privacy setting and share.
First thing you need to do is sign up! It’s that simple. After you’ve signed up, entered, and saved all pertinent information, you’re ready to manage your VisualCV. And you can always find helpful tips on the dashboard to get you started and to keep you on the right track. And with the VisualCV Marketplace, you are instantly connected to service providers who will assist you in improving your VisualCV or will assist you with your job search. This marketplace consists of recruiting; career coaching; resume writing; certified Visual CV creation; Certification and Testing; and Videography and Photography.